SAINT MARK EVGENIKOS OF EPHESOS, THE DEFENDER OF ORTHODOXY (Part II)

14My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. SAINT MARK EVGENIKOS OF EPHESOS (Part II) Pope Eugene sent another one of his representatives, Ambrogio Traversari (1386-1439). When he came to Saint Mark’s door, the Saint uttered, "If thou dost also SLANDER THE SEVENContinue reading “SAINT MARK EVGENIKOS OF EPHESOS, THE DEFENDER OF ORTHODOXY (Part II)”

OUR HOLY FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, MARK EVGENIKOS, THE PILLAR OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. OUR HOLY FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, MARK EVGENIKOS, THE PILLAR OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY. Saint Mark Evgenikos, our holy and God-bearing Father, was born in 1392. He lived the greater part of his life in Constantinople.Continue reading “OUR HOLY FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, MARK EVGENIKOS, THE PILLAR OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY”

THE MYSTERY OF BAPTISM: “…Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God…” (John 3:3-6).

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE MYSTERY OF BAPTISM: The Savior replied that the new birth would be accomplished by water and the Spirit: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and the Spirit,Continue reading “THE MYSTERY OF BAPTISM: “…Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God…” (John 3:3-6).”

GOD’S GRACE IS UNCREATED AND INFINITE

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. GOD’S GRACE IS UNCREATED AND INFINITE "For by Grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD, NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast" [Ephesians 2:8-9].Continue reading “GOD’S GRACE IS UNCREATED AND INFINITE”

” AND DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND” Romans 12:2

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "AND DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND" [Romans 12:2] The divine words of the holy Apostle Paul to the Romans are most profound and true.Continue reading “” AND DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND” Romans 12:2″

“JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND FOR EVER” Hebrews 13:8

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND FOR EVER" [Hebrews 13:9] For Orthodox Christians Jesus Christ is God and does NOT CHANGE, His Divine Revelation, His Gospel DOES NOT CHANGE. Since our fellowContinue reading ““JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND FOR EVER” Hebrews 13:8″

OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS CYRIL, ARCHBISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS CYRIL, ARCHBISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA Saint Cyril was from Alexandria, born about the year A.D. 376, the nephew of Theophilos, Patriarch of Alexandria, who also instructed the Saint in his youth.Continue reading “OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS CYRIL, ARCHBISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA”

On 18th of January, Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church Commemorates Our Fathers Among the Saints ATHANASIOS THE GREAT and CYRIL, ARCHBISHOPS OF ALEXANDRIA.

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. On the 18th of January, Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church Commemorates Our Fathers Among the Saints ATHANASIOS THE GREAT and CYRIL, ARCHBISHOPS OF ALEXANDRIA. Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn. Third Tone SHINING forth with works of Orthodoxy,Continue reading “On 18th of January, Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church Commemorates Our Fathers Among the Saints ATHANASIOS THE GREAT and CYRIL, ARCHBISHOPS OF ALEXANDRIA.”

THE ASCETIC AND MONASTIC LIFE OF SAINT ANTHONY THE GREAT (Part II)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE ASCETIC AND MONASTIC LIFE OF SAINT ANTHONY THE GREAT (Part II) Kathisma I. Mode pl. 4. When you fettered your soul with the love for Christ and you clearly detested all things mundane, youContinue reading “THE ASCETIC AND MONASTIC LIFE OF SAINT ANTHONY THE GREAT (Part II)”

On the 17th of January, Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church Commemorates Our Righteous and God-bearing Anthony the Great

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. On the 17th of January, Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church Commemorates Our Righteous and God-bearing ANTHONY THE GREAT. Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn. Fourth Tone EMULATING the ways of Elias the zealot, and following the straight pathsContinue reading “On the 17th of January, Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church Commemorates Our Righteous and God-bearing Anthony the Great”